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2009-11-18 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- From phony emails to Facebook phishers, cybercriminals are casting a wide net to lure online shoppers this season. According to new research from Webroot, a leading provider of Internet security for consumers and businesses, certain infections designed to steal personal information rose in the months leading up to the shopping season. Simultaneously, in a survey of consumers, Webroot found the majority (68 percent) plan to buy at least half of their...

2009-11-10 07:30:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today unveiled the next generation of its cloud-based anti-malware services for home users and small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs): Panda Cloud Antivirus and Panda Cloud Protection. Emerging from beta today, Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.0 is the industry's first, free thin-client anti-virus for consumers, now featuring an even lighter footprint on PC performance. Panda Cloud Protection is a fully hosted,...

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2009-11-02 09:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today released the seventh volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv7), which indicates that worm infections in the enterprise rose by nearly 100 percent during the first half of 2009 over the preceding six months. Rogue security software remains a major threat to customers; however, 20 percent fewer customers were affected by rogue infections during the past six months. In addition, the Zlob family of...

2009-07-20 03:30:00

MADRID, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security (http://www.pandasecurity.com), The Cloud Security Company, today announced the general availability of the Beta2 version of Panda Cloud Antivirus (http://www.cloudantivirus.com), the industry's first and only free, thin-client, cloud-based antivirus which halves the impact on computer performance compared with traditional antivirus products. Users can download this new version for free from http://www.cloudantivirus.com or visit the official...

2009-05-14 08:00:00

- The 56th variant of a family of worms that use Facebook has emerged; downloads and installs a fake antivirus, Boface.BJ.worm, to defraud users - The worldwide infection ratio of this family of worms is now 1 percent, and the number of infections has increased 1,200 percent in recent months GLENDALE, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has discovered that variant number 56 of the Boface family of...

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2009-04-29 12:43:36

Panda Security has released the first-ever free Web-based computer antivirus service. The Panda Cloud Antivirus service aims to solve the power-hogging issues of traditional software-based solutions from leading companies such as Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro. Users download a pop-up dashboard from www.cloudantivirus.com, which connects their PC to Panda's security data center. The data center analyzes users' PC for malicious code, and will only take action if an unauthorized program...

2009-04-14 14:19:00

SEO techniques used to manipulate search results for Ford, improving indexing of malicious pages to distribute MSAntiSpyware2009 and Anti-Virus-1 fake antiviruses GLENDALE, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has detected a black hat Search Engine Optimization (SEO) attack using the Ford Motor Company name as bait to distribute malware on the Internet. Specifically, PandaLabs has discovered 1.2 million results in searches...

2009-04-08 02:01:00

Cybercriminals take advantage of increased online savvy and human nature. REDMOND, Wash., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today released the sixth volume of its Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, which showed a significant increase in rogue security software and evidence that threats are predominantly targeting common third-party desktop applications. This version of the report also showed that the No. 1 reason for data breaches remains lost and stolen computer...

2009-03-23 06:00:00

SAN JOSE, California, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, today announced that its Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) managed to research one of the rogueware affiliate networks, where members make $10,800 a day. In the first issue of its Cybercrime Intelligence Report for 2009, Finjan shows how the rogueware was distributed using search engine optimization (SEO)...

2008-12-23 15:15:00

Rogue Applications Trick Users Into Purchasing Phony Software And Sharing Personal Information; Hacks Extend Into Other Breaking News Topics BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, has detected a new string of rogue antivirus applications that use URLs related to Continental Flight 1404 and other current news to manipulate consumers into purchasing phony Internet security protection. The URLs link...


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